The snow packed streets in the city were only an indicator of the major snow fall that had occurred in the resort towns near the ski resorts. Many of the local residents, in fact, said that they had not had an 18 inch snowfall in Colorado Springs for at least the 25 years. But what is a difficult snowfall to clean up from the neighborhoods and parked cars translates into a great base with plenty of fresh powder for the nearby ski resorts. Good snow means good sales at every ski store, whether it is the Springs, or up on the mountain.
Ski store inventory includes everything from the latest warm fashions to equipment for purchase and for rent. In fact, the avid skiers can find a never ending list of ski accessories and both amateur and professional ski equipment.
Ski fashions, like all other fashions, allow skiers to exhibit their personalities, while also staying warm on the slopes. While many of the fashions are meant only for the ski slopes, many other styles are so popular that they are seen off the ski runs and on the streets when people going to and from work and school.
Understanding the difference between recreational ski rentals and performance ski rentals will help winter athletes know what kind of equipment to rent or buy. Recreational ski rentals, for example are often good enough for beginning skiers as they learn to master the basics of getting on and off the lifts and down the green slopes. High performance equipment, however, is likely worth the extra money for both downhill and cross country skiers with more experience. Longer, thinner skis with sharper edges can make a big difference for skiers trying to master blue, black, and black diamond runs.
In addition to fashions and the skis themselves, many ski store items are concerned with safety. In fact, 73% all skiers and snowboarders wore helmets during the most recent ski season. Because safety studies indicate that ski helmets can reduce head injuries by as much as 30% to 50%, they are an important part of any ski store inventory. Knowing that helmets may be the difference between a major and minor injury, most large resorts strongly encourage ski helmets. In fact, the helmets are a part of nearly all ski rental packages.
Nearly 500 ski resorts in America provide beginner to advanced ski trails to the 11 million enthusiasts who went skiing or snowboarding in the last just the last 12 months.